Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Finished Story

I was going to title this post, "Tada" but decided that was just a little tooo...

However, this post is mostly pictures of the finished dress and the jacket or "The Lisa Outfit!" Since the dress is from my TNT pattern and I've made it several hundred times (okay that was an exaggeration!) but I've made it alot, there is just nothing new to say about it...except that I now want it in a navy blue wool crepe and a grey wool...both fabrics are in the collection and should be used. Almost every jacket that hangs in my closet would go with these dresses and would make it extremely easy for me to get dressed in the mornings...now, do I make them or the other things on my list...*sigh* I guess you will have to stay tuned to see what comes out of the sewing machine next.

So without further ado, "The Lisa Outfit!"

The dress alone


The dress with jacket


My daughter had me laughing so hard while she was taking the pics - but this is a great shot of the jacket and dress.



The back of the dress.

Now I realize that this isn't the most corporate of outfits...but I own plenty of them for days that we have meetings...and this dress with one of those jackets just adds to the number of outfits for formal meeting days. However, this outfit speaks to my personality...a little artsy with a dash of pro-fess-iona-lism...or my version of 'Corporate Chic.'

I've had a wonderful three day weekend...calming and full of creativity. I finished a UFO, I made a new dress and I have a kewl new sweatery jacket. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

50 comments:

  1. Love that color on you! I'm so glad it worked out :)

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  2. I'm thinking that the "SMILE" tells it all! Looks like your styling! They look great and so do you. Hmmmm, I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to have the other colors in the collection.

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  3. I really love this set- it looks great on you. I got the jacket at a butterick sale the other day. One question somehow I missed the dress pattern- what is your tnt dress pattern number if you don't mind? I may already have it as I have been able to get some of your tnts. If you told us already I apologize. You sew so much I get lost when admiring all the patterns. mssewcrazy

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  4. I am way out of the corporate loop, ie knowing what is appropriate wear, but this looks good on you, and obviously it makes you happy to wear it. Enjoy.

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  5. You look beautiful in your new outfit. And as always your workmenship is wonderful.

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  6. OMG - your smile - its wonderful to see you enjoying your moments with your daughter. Good times....

    You look very professional in the dress and jacket. It would work here in SoFlo for business. Y'all must really dress for the corporate world up there. I'm thankful I can wear jeans or shorts to work. I'm done with the days of taking hours to get ready before starting the day.

    It is great to see that big ole smile!

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  7. Your latest project reminds me of something I just read by someone with Native American heritage.

    She says "In indigenous ways of knowing, we say that a thing cannot be understood until it is known by all four aspects of our being: mind, body, emotion, and spirit."

    I'd say you "know" sewing thoroughly. You are an inspiration!

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  8. You look beautiful in your great outfit!

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  9. What a productive weekend you had! Your whole outfit is gorgeous! And that little black dress!! I've got to make me one of those even if I have nowhere to wear it.The jacket is really special. I had a similar experience felting wool but I was able to get a jacket out of it but it's in my UFO basket.Hope to make it an extra in my Swap.

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  10. Great look great smile
    Thank you for sharing

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  11. You look FABULOUS and the color is so pretty.

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  12. I can't imagine why this couldn't be used for meeting days in your office. It's elegant, beautiful and completely professional.

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  13. ooh the jacket looks fantastic! it was well worth the drama!

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  14. So pretty and you look beautiful in that color!

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  15. It think TaDa! would have been appropriate. Love it. the big smiling photo is fabulous. g

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  16. Beautiful! It looks fantastic.

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  17. I love that picture of you laughing. It captures you perfectly!

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  18. Another lovely outfit and it fits you well.......

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  19. I love love love that jacket and dress on you! After all the work you had to go through to get the jacket finished....it really turned out great.

    After hearing you drill into me (ok not drill but you get the point) the importance of TNT patterns I have finally decided to pull out some patterns, make a mini wardrobe, and see what works for me. I finished reading 2 pattern fitting books and I am so ready to start.

    You really are an inspiration!

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  20. Wonderful, as usual! I think that dress could go anywhere - corporate setting or otherwise.

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  21. I absolutely love the jacket, especially the way you used the print on the back!

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  22. Great outfit and you look so happy too!

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  23. Another great outfit. I never think to buy lilacs or mauves, but I really like that colour. The cheeky grin is pretty cute, too!

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  24. Oh, you do look so chic! I think you should make a few more of those dresses in different colors. On those days when you don't have time and patience to put together and outfit. Just grab a dress and jacket and go! Effortless, yet professional dressing.

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  25. Carolyn,

    You are just beautifully chic in this ensemble. I love the jacket especially and of course the dress is a winner. Really, this might be my favorite of your creations.Right now I'm going to reread to find the pattern info. for the jacket. Happy wearing!

    Karen aka Karendee

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  26. Such a a great outfit Carolyn. The artsy jacket is a great compliment to the LBD. You wear this outfit so well.

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  27. You look wonderful in your TNT and new jacket! That outfit would take you numerous places.

    Keep wearing it with a smile!

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  28. Fantastic! I was waiting on your post of the jacket. Both pieces are just darling.

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  29. TADA as a title would fit perfectly. Great outfit.

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  30. Great outfit, your smile says it all. Can't wait for the next garment out of your machine.

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  31. ooh, this jacket is a stunner! Love it!

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  32. What a beautiful dress and jacket. I think Christina L. said it perfectly, you deffinately know sewing. :)

    I think that you should make the other colors too... would be so perfect on those days when you just want to grab and go and still look pulled together and professional.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Your jacket is just gorgeous, and looks so smart with the dress. I would be impressed with you in a meeting!

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  34. Carolyn,
    What a great outfit! What is considered professional dress in your office? I can't imagine a situation where this lovely outfit would not be appropriate.
    Karen Neal

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  35. I found the post about the dress and drats I think it is that burda that is not to be found in a larger size. On the bright side I found a simple burda dress pattern when hunting that I loved the look of( burda 8530). I really really need a new LBD in several colors especially black. Lol!

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  36. You look so good in that dress.

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  37. It is hard to choose which one I like best: the outfit, or the great smiles. Great job!

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  38. I am loving this ensemble, and hooray again to Lisa for coming through with the fabric!

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  39. Wonderful combination. I love your pictures, you look so happy! And right so.

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  40. You make very nice wears! I love your dresses!

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  41. It's a wonderful outfit and you look absolutely FAB in it!!!

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  42. Carolyn...Totally love this outfit...and you wear it so well...you look fabulous!

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

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  43. You look gorgeous in this outfit!!

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  44. You look sew beautiful and happy in this outfit.

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  45. Really beautiful Carolyn, and both pieces look smashing on you! Love the pics. :)

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